Barbara Walters Tops Awards Round-Up


By Chris Ariens Comment

• The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution will present the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to Barbara Walters at a dinner to be held May 4, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism:
– Breaking News Coverage – NBC Nightly News – “Tip of the Spear”
– Investigative Reporting – CBS’ 60 Minutes – “The Wasteland”
– Feature Reporting – CBS Evening News – “The War at Home”
– Documentary – MSNBC – “Dear Zachary: a letter to a son about his father”
– Public Service – CBS Evening News – “AIDS in the African American Community”

• Worldfocus, the nightly international newscast shown on public television, has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for “Crisis in the Congo: The Story of Pascal and Vestine.”